It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours.
Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
- promotes a sense of pride in the school
- engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school
- is practical and smart
- identifies the children with the school
- prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class
- makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents/carers
- is designed with health and safety in mind
In order to maintain a strong sense of identity and belonging within our school, we require all pupils to wear school uniform which consists of:
- Blue jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan with or without school logo
- White shirt or polo shirt
- Black or grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
- Black, grey or white socks or tights
- Black flat, sensible, safe shoes. Black, flat winter boots are permitted.
- Blue and white checked or striped dress
- Grey shorts
- Trainers and Plimsolls
- Shorts black or dark blue and white T-shirt
- One piece Swimming costume or swimming trunks and a towel
Edge Clothing from Eastfield stock all the above items. Items without the school logo can be purchased cheaply from from supermarkets and other outlets, e.g. Boyes. We do not allow logos of any kind on school wear. When trainers or outdoor winter PE kit are required staff will let parents know.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears, small objects of religious significance and a watch. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or cover them with a micro pore tape, to prevent them from causing injury.
The school will be unable to take any responsibility for any jewellery that is lost.
No make-up should be worn.
We recommend that hair should be neat and tidy. The school does not condone children having ‘extreme’ haircuts or coloured hair including spiking and gelling hair or having false hair extensions. These styles could serve as a distraction to other children and are not conducive to a positive learning environment. The definition of an extreme hairstyle is at the discretion of the Headteacher.
As a school we want all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, strappy open-toed sandals, sling-backs or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in school. If children need to wear wellingtons to school they must bring a pair of sensible shoes to change into whilst at school.
We do not allow children to wear trainers to school as this footwear is appropriate for sport or leisure activities, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.
The role of school staff
- Set a good example in terms of dress which should be smart and appropriate
- Remember that in our respective roles we serve the local community as a set of professionals
- Not wear track suits, unless during a morning or afternoon session where PE is being taught
- No jeans or denim to be worn
The role of the Headteacher and Governing Body
The Headteacher must ensure that pupils comply with the uniform policy agreed by the governing body, as part of the duty within maintenance of day to day discipline in the school.
The Governing Body should be receptive to any reasonable complaint from parents or carers, concerning uniform and aim to work with parents to arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome.
The role of Parents / Guardians
- To ensure that their child / children adhere to the school’s uniform policy.
- Ensure that children come to school in uniform everyday unless there are special circumstances or occasions, such as non-uniform days, agreed by the Headteacher.
- Parents and carers should raise any complaints about the school uniform and dress codes with the Governing Body, following the schools complaints procedure.